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More Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


More Americans died of COVID-19 on Wednesday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


The US recorded nearly as many COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as the number of people killed on 9/11

A man at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on September 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 2,804 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 273,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the US, which is closing in on 14 million confirmed cases. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Wednesday warned that the coming months could be the "most difficult in the public-health history" ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, 9-11, John Haltiwanger


The US has exceeded 100,000 current COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images According to the COVID tracking project, as of Wednesday, the US has exceeded 100,000 current hospitalizations, yet another viral milestone.  According to the new data, California became the first state to report over 20,000 new cases, the highest total recorded by a US state in one day throughout the entire pandemic. As Thanksgi...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Houston Texas, United Memorial Medical Center, Getty Images According, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid Tracking Project, FELIX AFP, Azmi Haroun


The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Chamber of Commerce, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Redfield, Beth Bell, Alex Edelman, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Scott Atlas


The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Public Health, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Lax, Travelers


CDC Relaxes Quarantine Guidelines for People Exposed to Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided new guidance on how long people exposed to the coronavirus should quarantine away from others. Though the agency still recommends a 14-day quarantine period for people exposed to the coronavirus as the safest way to reduce the risk of further spread, it is…Read more...
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CDC allows shorter quarantine: 10 days after exposure to COVID-19, 7 days with a negative test

A traffic sign reads "quarantine for 14 days" above a road in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2020. Noam Galai/Getty Images, Business Insider The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered its coronavirus quarantining recommendations for people who've been exposed to someone with COVID-19.  The CDC used to say that people who've been exposed to others with COVID-19 need to isolate away from unexposed people for 14 days.  But there's a lot of new evidence that the infectio...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Public Health, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, Brooklyn New York, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Desai, Quarantine, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Rishi Desai


Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.48am GMT International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data show, after authorities imposed new ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Pfizer


Coronavirus live news: UK to get vaccine from next week; England enters tier system after lockdown

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am GMT No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine. This means the rate at which it can be produced is dramatically accelerated. As a result, m...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, Cdc, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pfizer, Press Association, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: England enters tier system after lockdown as US hospitalisations surge

New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in November; India reports under 50,000 cases for 25th straight dayJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.06am GMT The efforts of eight people who have continued working on heritage, community and arts projects during the Covid crisis have bee...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, Science, Cdc, India, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Reuters, Coronavirus


After CDC guidance, little change in opioid prescriptions to those at risk of misuse

Research from Saint Louis University finds that among patients at risk for opioid misuse, the odds of receiving a Schedule II opioid (those with high abuse potential) for non-cancer pain were similar to those not at risk, despite new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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The US is averaging one COVID-19 death per minute, according to a global heath expert

Medical staff move a patient on a gurney across the skyway at Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital on May 18, 2020 in New York City. John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Getty Images The US is averaging one death from COVID-19 per minute, Dr. Beth Bell, a global health expert who serves on a CDC vaccine advisory panel, said Tuesday. Bell shared the figure at a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which operates under the CDC. The federal advisory panel met Tuesday afternoon to...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Talbot, Kaiser Family Foundation, Beth Bell, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias


Coronavirus live news: CDC suggests first vaccines to US healthcare workers; England enters tier system

US hospitalisations surge; New tier system replaces lockdown; BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of Covid-19 vaccineJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.08am GMT In England, the government has announced details of the new three tier system that will come into effect in when the four-week national lock...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Moderna, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus


The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Michigan


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health


Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Scott Atlas during a briefing at the White House on August 10 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special advisor to President Donald Trump, resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday. Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen the US has sparked backlash from critics, including the top US inf...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Laura Ingraham


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday, Fox News and CNN reported. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Breaking


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci


Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

A good mask should be tightly sealed around the nose and mouth. Boston Globe/Getty Images Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. Masks with one-way valves also do a poor job of protecting others. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wearing a face mask has nev...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Switzerland, World Health Organization, Fda, Scarf, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, Chapel Hill, Valencia Spain, The University of North Carolina, Gottlieb, The Lancet


The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  The country surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases just 6 days ago.  One report predicted that the US could see as many as 1 million COVID-19 cases a day.  Visit Business ...
Tags: Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Florida, Johns Hopkins University, Miami Dade County Auditorium, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since the beginning of the pandemic

Holiday travelers pass through Los Angeles International Airport on November 25, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since March, according to Transportation and Security Administration records. More than 1,070,900 people passed TSA checkpoints on Wednesday, the agency found. The number was down just 40% from 2019's numbers. Health authorities had urged Americans not to travel for the holiday, but an Insider survey found that 37% of A...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Thanksgiving, Air Travel, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, World Health Organization, Tsa, Anthony Fauci, Travelers, Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport, David McNew Getty


On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters November 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP Photo Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention re...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Atlanta Georgia, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Rona, Georgia Republican Party


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


Reminder: Zoom Will Lift Its 40-Minute Cap on Thanksgiving

The holidays are stressful enough during a normal year. Cooking a giant turkey plus what feels like a million sides. Traveling for hours in atrocious freeway traffic, or battling TSA lines at the airport. The CDC is recommending you cut the travel this year to prevent the spread of covid-19 and, well, if you break out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Tsa, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Family Time


The US is reportedly close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers walk through a nearly empty terminal at Boston's Logan Airport on November 20. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering lifting the travel ban on non-US citizens coming from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported. President Trump has not made up his mind yet, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry to travellers from Europe in March as the outbreak surged there, but ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Logan Airport, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus


Sidelined by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC officials say they can't wait to 'rebuild the agency' under the Biden administration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optimistic the Biden administration will allow them to rebuild and move forward on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Celine Gounder, Joe Raedle Getty, Nancy Messonnier



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